Set Puzzle Statistics

by F.

Just about every day, I do the Daily Set Puzzle. I haven’t been doing it for that long—about five months. But, being the sort of weirdo that I am, I keep track of my times. (Fortunately, it’s easy: the nice Set folks give you your time after you finish the puzzle.) I was interested to see if I was getting any better at it. I didn’t really have an strong intuition whether I was or not—seemed like it, but I thought it may have been wishful thinking. Here’s a crude plot of the data:


Some highlights (in minutes and seconds):

  • Mean: 3:46
  • Median: 3:06
  • Fastest: 0:53
  • Slowest: 16:22

Not sure what was going on the day it took me 16:22.